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Direct Channel
NSF International Awards National Business Furniture Certification
Monday October 28, 2013 
To achieve Conformant Level certification, NBF met all prerequisite credits in environmental criteria, labor criteria, and social responsibility criteria.

DWR Expands Partnership With Hospitality and Contract Sales Industries
Thursday May 27, 2010 
Retailer aims to snag some contract business.

Topdeq Shuts Down
Monday November 30, 2009 
Catalog office furniture retailer Topdeq shut its doors for good in the United States last week.

Embody hits the Web
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday March 9, 2009 
SmartFurniture.com is a 10 year old company built on the premise of design on demand and mass customization.

National Business Furniture Opens Warehouses to Provide Same-Day Shipping
Wednesday September 17, 2008 
Strategic locations across the U.S. allow NBF to provide business customers with faster delivery on hundreds of office furniture items.

ATD-American Acquires AdirondackDirect
Friday February 1, 2008 
AdirondackDirect is a mail-order and internet distributor of school, church, office and institutional furniture.

Contract by mail order
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday November 5, 2007 
Like other large office furniture makers who have slipped into the retail channel, Steelcase is promoting its seating products.

Design Within Reach Sales Climb in Latest Quarter
Friday August 10, 2007 
Net loss dropped to just $0.6 million, or $(0.04) per diluted share.

Twenty-Year-Old Hits it Big in Office Furniture Industry
Tuesday May 22, 2007 
If you thought you couldn't sell office furniture on the Internet and make money, think again.

National Business Furniture Launches GSA Catalog & E-Commerce Program
Wednesday April 25, 2007 
NBF said they will offer hundreds of GSA approved products at GSA prices under this new contract.

National Business Furniture Launches OfficeChairs.com
Thursday July 20, 2006 
Mail order firm continues to grow presence on the web

Second Systems Launches a New Contract Office Furniture Division
Tuesday June 20, 2006 
Chicago-area to get new contract dealership.

National Business Furniture to be Acquired by Topdeq Parent
Monday November 14, 2005 
Founders George and Julie Mosher put National Business Furniture up for sale in June.

Bidding to End Soon for National Business Furniture
Monday September 12, 2005 
The Wisconsin-based supplier first announced its intention to sell the business in June of 2005.

Catalog Seller National Business Furniture up for Sale
Wednesday June 22, 2005 
The 30-year-old cataloger had sales of $118 million last year.

Mail order Furniture Firm Topdeq Reports Losses in U.S.
Friday March 26, 2004 
Sales last year fell by 5.9 percent year-over-year.

The Pricing Power of Mail Order
Monday September 8, 2003 
With margins like these dealers could make millions and millions!

Viking OP to Launch Direct Mail and E-Commerce Businesses in Portugal
Wednesday November 13, 2002 
The launch of Viking Direct in Portugal marks the 14th international country that Viking has launched.

Design Within Reach to Open Los Angeles Showroom
Sunday August 4, 2002 
Showroom number 4 to be located in Santa Monica.

Viking Office Products To Launch Direct Mail and E-Commerce in Spain
Tuesday December 11, 2001 
The first new logistics center will be housed in a state-of-the-art warehouse centrally located outside of Madrid.

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CAPTIW gives Companies Tools to track Innovation in the Office / Kewaunee Scientific Reports Sales Rose 2% in the First Quarter / Report: ASID 'bobs and weaves' through economic changes / Architecture Firm Billings Continued to Rise in July / Makers: Loewenstein + Unbranded / Makers: eDesk gets UnCUBED / Industry Briefing / Odds & Ends / Marketplace & Help Wanted
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  • Week of August 31, 2015
    In This Weeks Print Edition:
    CAPTIW gives Companies Tools to track Innovation in the Office / Kewaunee Scientific Reports Sales Rose 2% in the First Quarter / Report: ASID 'bobs and weaves' through economic changes / Architecture Firm Billings Continued to Rise in July / Makers: Loewenstein + Unbranded / Makers: eDesk gets UnCUBED / Industry Briefing / Odds & Ends / Marketplace & Help Wanted


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    Mart Closing 8th Floor to Temps
    by ROB KIRKBRIDE  IN NEOCON TRADESHOWS  Monday Aug 31, 2015 
    The eighth floor is expected to be converted into office space, which continues a trend of showroom spaces evaporating in favor of leasing, especially to high tech companies that favor the location and rock-solid Chicago building.

    CAPTIW gives Companies Tools to track Innovation in the Office
    by ROB KIRKBRIDE  IN FEATURES  Monday Aug 31, 2015 
    This tool allows practitioners in workplace design and management to diagnose workplaces they are working on, or their own spaces, through the relationship between the physical environment and its contribution to the bottom line.

    ASID Report Bobs and Weaves through Economic changes
    by ROB KIRKBRIDE  IN DESIGN FIRMS  Monday Aug 31, 2015 
    The June billings also show improvement across all firm sizes since March.

    Loewenstein partners with Unbranded to discover new Designs
    by ROB KIRKBRIDE  IN MANUFACTURERS  Monday Aug 31, 2015 
    Loewenstein is the latest office furniture maker to put its design challenge to this international community.


    Features
    CAPTIW gives Companies Tools to track Innovation in the Office
    This tool allows practitioners in workplace design and management to diagnose workplaces they are working on, or their own spaces, through the relationship between the physical environment and its contribution to the bottom line.

    eDesk gets UnCUBED
    Though the name of the company is now unCUBED, Murray's initial ideas remain: Rectangles are inefficient in an office setting.

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    Briefing
    Odds & Ends Week of August 31, 2015
    Business Spending and Inventories Grew During the Second Quarter
    Global Home Office Furniture Market set to grow according to Forecast
    Diverting Wood Products Waste to other Companies, Non-Profits
    Odds & Ends Week of August 24, 2015
    Trendway Recognized by DEQ as Michigan Neighborhood Environmental Partner
    Landscape Forms Adopts Health Product Declaration (HPD) Standard

    eDesk gets UnCUBED
    by ROB KIRKBRIDE  IN FEATURES  Monday Aug 31, 2015 
    Though the name of the company is now unCUBED, Murray's initial ideas remain: Rectangles are inefficient in an office setting.

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    Kewaunee Scientific Reports Sales Rose 2% in the First Quarter
    IN MANUFACTURERS 
    Domestic business incoming orders continued to be strong during the quarter, and profit margins improved over those of the past two quarters.

    Industry Stocks Weather the Storm - aka Black Monday
    by MMQB STAFF  IN MANUFACTURERS 
    The office furniture industry in the U.S. rode out the storm better than most.

    Top Job Openings
    Project Manager/Customer Care Specialist
    IN MANUFACTURER SALES  Sep 1, 2015 
    Fleetwood Group, Inc., a leading US manufacturer of school furniture, has an opening for a Project Manager/Customer Care Specialist.

    BioFit expanding it's coverage in Texas
    IN MANUFACTURER SALES  Sep 1, 2015 
    Advance your income with our new Movement product line

    Search for Independent Representatives
    IN REPRESENTATIVES WANTED  Aug 31, 2015 
    Come join the Beaufurn Furniture team

    Experienced Shop Foreman in Oakland CA
    IN MANUFACTURER MANAGEMENT  Aug 31, 2015 
    Competitive Benefits in sunny California!

    Experienced Design Specifiers
    IN INTERIOR DESIGN - DEALER  Aug 31, 2015 
    Come work in "Famously Hot" South Carolina.

    Business Development Manager
    IN DEALER MANAGEMENT  Aug 28, 2015 
    You can make a salary making furniture. Or you can make a difference. Or you can work at Herman Miller and make both.
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  • Carnegie creates Textiles to solve for Acoustical issues
    by ROB KIRKBRIDE  IN TEXTILES 
    Carnegie believes textiles can address a lot of the problems in the open office today.

    Configura announces lineup for 8th Annual CET Designer User Conference
    by MMQB STAFF  IN TECHNOLOGY 
    The 8th annual CET Designer User Conference being held at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld Oct. 28-29.



      
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    Week of August 31, 2015

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    In This Weeks Print Edition:
    CAPTIW gives Companies Tools to track Innovation in the Office / Kewaunee Scientific Reports Sales Rose 2% in the First Quarter / Report: ASID 'bobs and weaves' through economic changes / Architecture Firm Billings Continued to Rise in July / Makers: Loewenstein + Unbranded / Makers: eDesk gets UnCUBED / Industry Briefing / Odds & Ends / Marketplace & Help Wanted
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    Standing OK, but not all the time
    by ROB KIRKBRIDE
    It is expected that after a common eight hour work shift, the long-lasting effects of fatigue from standing work will be more pronounced than found in this study, according to the report.   from 7/27/15
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     HNI
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     Inscape
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     Kimball International
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     Knoll, Inc.
     22.75 -1.17
     Steelcase
     17.17 -0.46
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     Nasdaq Composite
     4636.10 -140.40
     S&P 500
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    Other Stocks:
     Interface, Inc.
     16.09 +0.00
    Intl Markets:
     Germany DAX
     10086.87 +71.30
     Japan Nikkei 225
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     United Kingdom FTSE 100
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